Expert panel 1

Forest and added-value wood products

17 October 2017 - 14:00 to 16:30
1st aspect : Added-value wood products Guest experts :
Axcelon biopolymers corporation Leader in the manufacture of bacterial nanocelluloses for industrial applcations. Visit the Website
BioChar Boréalis, Agrinova Pilot projet for the thermochemical conversion of lignocellulosic materials in the Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean region for the production and marketing of biochar and its derivatives.
Coopérative Forestière Ferland-Boilleau Located in central Ferland-and-Boilleau, the CVRF processing facility is used for recovering forest biomass where the Coopérative is harvesting. With a 30,000 square foot surface area, it can accommodate large-scale projects and provides the means for generating prosperity in the Ferland-et-Boilleau community. Currently, the factory processes non-timber material into essential oils and is used as a forest biomass packaging centre for future energy uses. Visit the Website
Les Chantiers Chibougamau The company values the resources of the boreal forest and offers its customers superior products accredited by leading certification agencies. Our commitment to the environment led us to secure FSC-certification® (Forest Stewardship Council®) for our products. Visit the Website
2nd aspect : Forest Guest experts :
Produits Forestier LAMCO Lamco Forest Products patented Tongue & Grove Edge and Finger Joint technology optimizes the natural strength of Northern Quebec slow growing trees. It allows us to offer a full line of structural & architectural solid engineered wood products, all with superior physical properties, strength & stability. Our waste free process recycles all wood residues, making it the greenest in the industry. Visit the Website

Expert panel 2

Renewable energies

17 October 2017 - 14:00 to 16:30
Hydro-Québec Hydro-Québec has been generating, transmitting and distributing electricity for over half a century. The company is a world leader in the field of hydroelectricity (power from water). Its sole shareholder is the Québec government. With a total installed capacity of 36,908 MW, Hydro-Québec provides a clean, renewable and reliable supply of electricity to all Quebecers. It also sells power on wholesale markets in northeastern North America. Visit the Website
Northland Power- Chapais Énergie Northland is an independent power producer founded in 1987, and publicly traded since 1997. Northland develops, builds, owns and operates facilities that produce 'clean' (natural gas) and 'green' (wind, solar, and hydro) energy, providing sustainable long-term value to shareholders, stakeholders, and host communities. Visit the Website
Société de l'Énergie Communautaire du Lac-Saint-Jean The Société de l’énergie communautaire du Lac-Saint-Jean, a non-profit organization created in 2007, is the result of a unique partnership between Pekuakamiulnuatsh Takuhikan, the MRC de Maria-Chapdelaine, and the MRC du Domaine-du-Roy. Its mission is to promote the development of projects which are focused on the development of renewable energies in the partner's territory and, to maximize local and collective benefits. The Société has contributed to the development of two hydroelectric projects, namely the Ouiatchouan river at the Village historique de Val-Jalbert, and the 11th Fall of the Mistassini river. Visit the Website
Bioénergie La Tuque The municipality is working on projects including bioenergy, institutional boiler room, and granule manufacturing, in collaboration with manufacturers as well as researchers from the University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières (UQTR). Bioenergy La Tuque is currently working on an important development project of a biorefinery supplied by forestry residues that would be the first project of its kind in Canada. Visit the Website

Expert Panel 3

Mining development

17 October 2017 - 14:00 to 16:30
Nemaska Lithium Nemaska Lithium intends to become a lithium hydroxide and lithium carbonate supplier to the emerging lithium battery market that is largely driven by electric vehicles, cell phones, tablets and other consumer products. The Corporation is developing in Québec one of the most important spodumene lithium hard rock deposit in the world, both in volume and grade. Visit the Website
BlackRock Established in 2008, BlackRock Metals is a privately-owned Canadian company developing a fully integrated, environmentally enhanced, metals & materials manufacturing business from its wholly-owned, world-class vanadium and titanium bearing magnetite (“VTM”) and ilmenite deposit in Quebec, Canada. Visit the Website
Goldcorp inc. Goldcorp is a leading gold producer focused on responsible mining practices with safe, low-cost production throughout the Americas. GoldCorp has mining operations in Canada, Agentina,Mexico, Chile, and Republica Dominicana. Visit the Website